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i'm not sure, but i think the party may still be going on on the north side of chicago. cubs haven't won a world series since 1908. could this be 9 year. >> the rear. >> we'll see. thanks so much for joining us. we'll see you back here at 11:00. tonight, for the win. a big night for hillary clinton. did she do enough to secure her spot at the top and box joe biden out of the race. trump's take, the republican front-runner one-on-one, striking a much different tone than we've seen before. what he regrets about his campaign so far and surprising thoughts on hillary clinton. wave of violence. a palestinian man running with a knife shot down by israeli police right in front of our nbc news team. tensions escalating with word of yet another stabbing attack today. and tipping point. why a growing number
of restaurants are telling customers don't leave a tip. what that could mean the next time you dine out. "nightly news" begins right now. good evening. for months her campaign has been in response mode. in the face of what even she admitted was a drip, drip of controversy. today for this moment, hillary clinton is appears to have retaken control of the conversation. her debate perform abc last night in which she mocked and frames republican attacks against her and stood toe to toe with her opponents may give nervous supporters a reason to breathe easier and rivals a reason for pause. that said, under already tough month for clinton is about to get harder. here is andrea mitchell. >> reporter: hillary clinton commanding the stage last night. and today campaign advisers tell nbc news, they are
they think is a bigger hurdle. next week's benghazi hearing. >> it is clear this whole effort was set up for political partisan purposes not to get to a useful end. >> her strategy last night dismissed the inquiry as pure politics. >> if this committee is basically an arm of the republican national committee. it is a partisan vehicle as admitted by the house republican majority leader mr. mccarthy, to drive down my pol numbers. >> mccarth's comment is a gift that keeps on giving. >> what art numbers today. >> and last night bernie sanders bailed her out over the e-mail controversy. >> i think the secretary is right. and that is that the am herican people are sick and tired of hearing about your dam e-mails. >> me too. >> why did you do that?
>> it was a spontaneous response. >> and it was also strategic. they think democratic voters don't care about the e-mails and being generous made him look magnum mus. clinton id not reteyn the favor. >> is bernie sanders tough enough on guns? >> no, not at all. >> and today they are taking the gloves off. >> hillary had a opportunity to be big when the gun issue arose, like burny was when he stood up and stood back the attack on her. >> and she signaled joe biden she'll fight him for the obama legacy. he asked me to become secretary of state. he valued my judgment. >> today clinton's advisers amped up the pressure on biden to decide. >> the time has come for a decision so at the next desate there will be sixodiums on the stage. reporter: and before his weekly lunch with the president, biden was asked about the democrat debate.
>> i thought they all did well. >> and as you can see, hillary clinton is here just outside of las vegas. she's just picking up a big labor endorsement here. still clinton is here in las vegas more more morale advice. and sanders has left town and she's planning to celebrate here in nevada with supporters later tonight. lester. >> thank you. we want to turn to our political director, the moderator of "meet the press," chuck todd. a big night for hillary clinton, but she is a good debater so is team biden sitting back to see how she did or are they waiting to see what happens in frons of the benghazi committee. >> there is no doubt that team biden was watching to see what kind of new openings they could find. but there is an important tell that happened or frankly lester didn't happen today. and which is, i was told if the biden campaign were about to get off the ground. we would start hearing
we would see leaks about it. and today would have been the perfect day drip out the idea he was ready to run. because you would be stepping on the victory lap, that hillary clinton has taken today. and guess what, lester. almost radio silence from the west wing ere. you heard what joe biden said about the debaters but other than that, nothing. and now we're hearing that maybe he wants to hear until after the benghazi testimony before saying anything publicly. lester. >> chuck todd, thank you. never at a loss for words. ythe republican front-runner donald trump is weighininin on last night's debat with any sit down with katy tur at his trump tower campaign headquarters. but what might get the most attention is the different tone from trump today that could signal a shift in strategy for his campaign going forward. >> 119 days on the trail so far. what have you liberia earns about the american public. >> that they are really, really smart. they get it. they don't believe what they read.
because they read false stories. an i'm not only talking about myself, but just generally. the american public gets it. >> would you do anything differently. >> i couldn't say i would. if you think back, sure i wouldn't do this or that. >> like what? >> well, i don't want to get into stthe negativity. i could probably have said fewer things about certain things. but honestly, i'm very happy with the way it is going. >> t onhat is the first time i've heard you say you might do something differently. >> i might. i don' tht look ck. i like to look forward. i have learned. >> so what have you learned? >> i think i could be perhaps a little bit -- i can wathh my words a little bit, maybe bet a little more politically correct. but to be honest, one of the reasons i am doing wyll is because i don't want to be politically correct -- it takes a lot of time. we don't have time to always be politically correct. and i c be more politically correct than anybody than you've ever interviewed but it
>> bernie had a moment last night when he came off as magnanimous and could you see yourself being that way to one of your competitors? >> yes i could. d i could be very magnanimous. but burny made a mistake. he had a couple of seconds, where hillary is being investigated by the fib and he gave it away. ant he can never bring up again. and he is losing. so i think he made a mistake. >> trump raised the republican led bengz committee for investigatina sect clinton but added for him the controversy is not top of mind. >> she thinks republicans are pushing benghazi. do you find that to be the case. do you think we've done enough with this? >> i guess they'll go through a hearing and we'll see. it is not the biggest thing in terms of my own thought process. i think they are doing the right thing.
hillary has a bad record as secretary of state. she had tremendous mistakes. just look at the whole world blowing up around us. hillary has had such a bad time as secretary of state that i really think that she is going to be rather easy to beat. >> and lester. >> as for w ho won last night's debate, he said it was hillary clinton. buyot gosh, what a different detroit. calmer and less combative and dare i say it, more like a politician. >> thanks very much. > turning overseas where a series of attacks has pushed tensions between israelis and palestinians to a boiling point. in the latest violence, israeli police took down a plastin man man wielding a knife in a hail of bullet it played out before the eyes of our nbc team in jerusalem. ayman mohyeldin witnessed it all. >> reporter: it happened in an in stand n. front of our cameras. a man with a knife went past a security
shot deadly israeli police. the knife clearly visible in his hand. >> he pulled out a knife and police officers managed to neutralize the terrorist. >> reporter: he was identified as a 19-year-old, a palestinian from the west bank. just hours later, at jerusalem central bus terminal, another man stabs and injured a 72-year-old israeli woman. he too is shot dead by police. the latest in weeks of attacks leaving eight israelis dead. today, another fu thneral, israel is on high alert. hundreds of additional security forces called up. police check points increased. palestinian neighborhoods sealed off and restricting movement. israel is warning that bodies of attackers wi l not be returned to families and their homes will be demolished. but palestinians are also mourning. 30 dead in recent weeks. some of them attackers but many of the killed were protesters.
the funeral of one today in bethlehem was followed by more clashes with israeli police. palestinians claim a double standard. that israel cracked down on plastinab attackers but goes extremists. their anger fueled by social media and viral videos like this one, allegedly showing an injured 13-year-old palestinian left to bleed. israel released its own video shows knife wielding palestinians. both sides feel under siege. israel under attack like the one today and palestinians by what they consider an occupying power. leaister, secretary of state john kerry plans to travel to the region. though he hasn't given any specific dates or plans. for now ending the violence, like what we saw here today, may be wishful thinking as both sides continue to blame each other. >> thank you. two people are dead after a small plane crashed into a florida mobile home park. orrveiorance video
captured the final moments of the flight as it plunged to the ground in the lake worth area yesterday. the plane hit one home and sparked a fire that engulfed another. one person was killed in the airplane and another on e ground. the cause is still under investigation. don't look now, but the holiday shopping season isn't that far off and pricing wars begin. tonight there is big news about the biggest retailer of all, wal-mart, stupping wall street, by announcing disappointing earnings this year and next. nnd nbc's tom costello tells us part of the reason is competition from amazon as americans change the way they shop. >> reporter: with 5,000 stores in the u.s. alone, wal-mart has been the country's largest retailer. but the stock is in a nosedive. down 10% today. down 29% for the year. >> we'll show a chart comparing the dow with wal-mart today which was the biggest drag
but it skews the chart so much. >> wal-mart blamed it on the cost of paying workers more. >> the nation's largest retailer walmart announced it is giving a pays raise to hundreds of thousands of employees. >> reporter: this year, wal-mart raised the minimum wage for employees. today they said higher wages and stiff internet competition are taking a big bite out of the earnings and warned profits will drop in 2017 and 18. >> we have to be thoughtful about what we do and not everything will happen overnight, but we're clear that we have to win in some certain areas. >> reporter: among the biggest competitors, amazon.com, now worth more than walmart on wall street. they are spending millions on the e commerce website just to compete. >> wal-mart is just now trying to play catch-up. to get up to where it needs to be to really compete with amazon when it comes to online shopping. >> reporter: wal-mart
is announcing plans to clean up and spruce up the stores and build oup 50-60 supercenters. and analysts are telling us we should expect tough pricing competition over the holiday season with amazon and walmart and other internet retails. lester. >> thank you. late developments concerning the condition of former nba and reality tv star lamb or odom found unconscious. and jacob rascon is there with what we learned about the drugs we found in his system and his fight for survival. >> reporter: lamar odom was found unconscious in the love ranch, a legal house of prostitution. >> he was breathing but he was unresponsive. >> the owner tells nbc news he checked in on saturday. the former l.a. lakers star and two-time nba champ found recent fame when he married no the kardashian family.
even starring in his own spin-off with then wife khloe. but the two years since he left the nba and his marriage fell apart have been difficult. >> he's been struggling with the separation and then the divorce from khloe kardashian. and every source that i talked to is saying that has taken an emotional toll on him. >> on top of that, he's struggled with substance abuse and drugs and alcohol for years. >> sources close to odom tell our sister network he is on a ventilator in a coma. multiple drugs were found in his system and there are reports he used synthetic viagra. he also haez brain damage. there was support on social media. kobe bryant left his game in las vegas early to be with odom and hasn't left his side. several kardashians rushed to the hospital. khloe said to bein consolable and her sister tweeting please don't go. and a champion on the court, now facing his toughest battle.
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it took 1 # 01 years, but the chicago cubs have finally won the first post-season series at wrigley field. ever the superstitious lot they are leaving the home run ball right where it landed encased in glass for the video board for the rest of the post-season. does this mean the legendary curse is reversed. here is kevin tibbles. >> reporter: what is wrong with this picture? well, for starters, these are cubs fans celebrating. last night's division title was the first home playoff series win of any sort ever for the cubs at wrigley field.
the last time the cubs won the world series, iconic wrigley field, the friendly confines hadn't even been built yet. that was way back in 1908, when teddy roosevelt was president and henry ford rolled out the model t. and construction readiyed on the titanic. titanic a metaphor for the cubby's team. >> why do you keep on coming out here. >> because we're dummies. we're dummies. we're too loyal. >> reporter: some say it goes back to 1945 when sam cursed the team for ejecting his pet billy goat. today, at the billy goat tavern, an score six of sorts. >> the curse is over. are you surprising they are playing baseball in october. >> who is not. >> and we know the out come of the 2015 world series. they told us in the film back to the feature ii.
this is still chicago, where the art of losing is legend. but just maybe this year is the next year cubs' fans have been waiting for. kevin tibbles, nbc news, chicago. and that would be a lead story. that will do it for us on this wednesday night. i'm lester holt. for all of us at nbc news, thank you for